Sunburn Treatment – Is Your Skin Peeling From Sunburn?

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Are you red today? Does it hurt? I’m sure it does. But, there is sunburn treatment help out there. Let’s look at a few tips.

Admit it, although you know all the dangers of how UV rays can damage your skin, you went to the beach anyhow.

You laid out all day (or several days) without a single regret – until now. As you can’t undo it, it’s time for some serious sunburn treatment options to get you back to normal.

Your model photo shoot is coming up and you need some sunburn relief to get you through. You

don’t want to apply heavy makeup as a cover up and you certainly don’t want to pain and peeling that comes with it, do you?

Here are what some of the best resources say about sunburn treatment you’ll want to read.

A Real Summer Sunburn Treatment Emergency?

The popular Yahoo site lists ways to solve “summer beauty emergencies” and skin peeling from sunburn is among their tips. They say:

“The quick fix: For immediate post-burn redness relief, New York City dermatologist Howard Sobel, M.D., dips a washcloth into a mixture of crushed ice and cold milk and applies it to the burn (he uses this on patients after chemical peels).

“The lactic acid in the milk decreases inflammation, and the ice takes the heat out,” he says.

Once skin has started to peel, apply a glycolic acid moisturizer (try the one at right) a few times daily to gently slough away dead skin cells.”

Dangers of Sunburned Skin

A blog I ran across, is more about prevention but is significant all the same. Their take is:

“Sun exposure can only be therapeutic when it’s done in appropriate time frames. Too much of it provides no benefit and can only result in sunburn, which is an inflammatory response of your body from overexposing your skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun.” read more ..

What is Good for Sunburn?

Lastly, here are some home remedies so to speak. The good news is all sunburn treatment doesn’t have to be store bought although there are some excellent products in the pharmacy departments at most major outlets.

Emax Health gives a few tips for treating sunburn as well as prevention advice. Two are:

“Hydrate your body. One of the best things to do if you are sunburned is to start drinking fluids. A sunburn actually draws fluid to the surface of the skin and away from your body.

(Side Effects)

This leaves you with many of the undesirable effects of dehydration that include headache, thirst, dry mouth, dizziness and reduced urination. In the hours and days after sunburn, you should drink two or three times your normal fluid intake.

Moisturize your skin. Regularly moisturizing your skin will help you feel better and promote healing. After taking a cool shower, you can apply moisturizer to the affected areas. A product with vitamin E or vitamin C can help.” read more ..

Take Skin Peeling Sunburn Serously

I’ve always believed that “an ounce of prevention” is the best route to take. But, if you’ve already made that mistake of lying out on the beach too long, remedies and sunburn treatments are on your mind. And remember, any skin problem that is too severe should be examined by a good dermatologist for safety. – Bob Pardue


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